Why Monogamy Is Natural

Washington Post (October 3, 2012)

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-384

3 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last revised: 11 Aug 2019

Date Written: October 3, 2012


This brief article shows that pair-bonding strategies of reproduction are best suited to human nature and lie at the foundation of the Western tradition’s preference for monogamy over polygamy.

Keywords: Monogamy; Pair-Bonding; Infant Dependency; Parental Attachment; Paternal Certainty

Suggested Citation

Witte, John, Why Monogamy Is Natural (October 3, 2012). Washington Post (October 3, 2012), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-384, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2705603

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